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Management tip: look at the McDondald’s Canada move to sell ground coffee

Mark Fletcher
October 28th, 2012 · No Comments

McDonald’s Canada is set to sell bags of ground coffee in a further change to the model of the fast food business. read the excellent article on this published by the Canadian Financial Post – it goes into the background for the move.

Look back at McDonald’s and the moves they have made over the last ten years and you see a company that does not wait for disruption to impact their business. Okay there may be a couple of instances – but in the main McDonald’s has sought out change and played with their traditional business model. They have done this in various outpost locations, including Australia.

Other retailers are doing this too. Look at Cotton On, a well-established fashion retail brand in Australia and not they have Typo, it’s like Smiggle for grown-ups. They sought change to effectively disrupt their traditional business.

The management question every newsagent would benefit from asking themselves today is: what am I doing right now to disrupt my business model, to break from tradition and to pursue change in my newsagency?

The future of newsagencies in Australia depends more on this than any action by any supplier.


Category: Management tip · Newsagency management · newsagency of the future

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